Kenyan rapper launches menstrual walk for his sanitary bank campaign
King Kaka, a Kenyan rapper, entrepreneur and philanthropist is taking his Sanitary Bank Campaign to new heights as he officially launched the King Kaka Menstrual Walk 2019 as a new phase of his Bank On Me Sanitary campaign.
Today, King Kaka was joined by partners Kim Fay East Africa, Better4Kenya and SkyWard, King Kaka as he informed the public on the walk and how their participation will help keep 100,000 girls in school by providing them with sanitary towels.
The Menstrual Walk 2019 will be a week-long journey covering 154 Kilometers from Nairobi to Nakuru. Commencing on August 19th, the walk will be flagged off in Nairobi and will ultimately conclude with a musical concert in Nakuru Town on 24th August, 2019.
Speaking regarding the Menstrual Walk, King Kaka said, “I look forward to the public joining me and participating in this walk as we make a difference in the life of a girl child in Kenya. I would also encourage the government and the public to share their ideas on how we can increase awareness of menstruation issues and share ideas on the way forward.
Confidence Sanitary Pad Brand Manager, Evelyn Wangeci of Kim Fay East Africa, a local manufacturer of hygiene and personal care products was at the event, she said, “Our Partnership with King Kaka’s Sanitary Bank Campaign has been fruitful, as we have been honored to distribute Confidence.
Pads and give menstrual hygiene talks to girls in need. We invite you partner with the campaign to donate pads to girls which gives them confidence to stay in school. She referred to “a study which shows that 88% of girls in remote Kenyan schools have no access to sanitary pads.
Without sanitary pads, girls miss about 3 days every month due to lack of sanitary pads which has a direct impact on their academic performance. She encouraged the public to donate Confidence Pads through the campaign and join the Menstrual Walk 2019.
Adding on to the briefing, Dennis Njenga, Kaka Empire MD expressed his gratitude to their partners as he said, “We have reached about 12,000 girls with the Bank On Me Sanitary Campaign so far and we hope to reach 15,000 more within this year.”